Is Union Minister Babul Supriyo going to contest against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from Bhowanipore Assembly constituency? There is a lot of speculation regarding this question. However, neither the central nor the BJP has spoken out on the issue.

A senior BJP leader said, “With strong candidates like Babul Supriyo from Bhowanipore or Suvendu Adhikari from Nandigram, we are going to defeat Mamata Banerjee in both the seats.”

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Though the final list of Trinamool Congress candidates has not been published, it is certain that Mamata is standing from Nandigram and Bhowanipore constituency. 

However, the BJP Central Election Committee decided that if Mamata contests from two constituencies then Supriyo might be fielded against her.

According to BJP sources, Suvendu Adhikari will be fighting polls against Mamata from the Nandigram constituency.

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According to a news report, the BJP's Central Election Committee (CEC) on Thursday (March 4) discussed the list of candidates for the first two rounds of 60 seats. It also discussed who will stand for the lotus symbol from Bhowanipore. If Mamata stands from Bhowanipore constituency, then the BJP has decided to file Supriyo’s name from Bhowanipore. A top BJP leader said Mamata would be defeated from Bhowanipore and Nandigram with a weighty candidate.

The election in West Bengal will be held in 8 phases, starting from March 27.